Introduction To Audacity Audio Software
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Introduction To Audacity Audio Software

Learn how to make and edit crystal clear audio recordings without the need for expensive and sophisticated equipment.
4.1 (50 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,903 students enrolled
Created by Dene Collett
Last updated 7/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make your very own audio recordings, import audio tracks from external sources, remove ambient noise from your audios. Normalize your audios so that they have an even, full volume. Use the equalizer to make your voice recordings sound much cleaner, crisper and clearer. Use custom fade techniques to blend audio tracks. Learn the fundamental difference between analogue and digital recordings. Learn how to cut sections out of the audio track and insert them elsewhere in your audio. Learn how to generate sound effects and use them in your audio tracks. Learn how to save and export your edited audio tracks as well as get some awesome tips on how to make your life easier with things like keyboard short cuts etc
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Requirements
  • Download and install the FREE Audacity audio editor software. To find it online, simply do a search for "audacity audio editor download"
  • Download the LAME MP3 encoder plugin for Audacity. To find it online, simply do a search for "LAME MP3 encoder download"
Description

Make your own recordings
In this course, you will learn all the basics necessary to enable you to confidently make your own audio recordings whether they are voice, music or other.

Edit, add effects and more
After making the recordings, you will have learned the skills needed to edit your audio, add sound effects, merge different audio tracks and more.

No tech skills necessary
You will not have to be a tech whiz to understand the language or terminology used in the making of this course. It was made for regular people like you and I.

Free PDF
A free PDF document will be included for your reference that will include all the steps shown in the videos.
Exact production sequence
This course is structured in the exact sequence that a recording would be made and edited, therefore it is advisable to follow the lectures in sequence.

Easy and simple
If you are thinking of starting to make your own audio recordings but are daunted by the possible complexity of it, this course will both set your mind at ease and show you how easy it can be.

Who is the target audience?
  • Only people starting out and wanting to learn the basics of making and editing your own audio recordings using Audacity audio editor should be taking this course.
  • This course is NOT for the more experienced who already have knowledge and experience with using Audacity audio editor software.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:24:15
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My intro section
1 Lecture 04:22
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Introduction to audacity audio editor dashboard
15 Lectures 01:19:53

In this tutorial I go through all the controlls on the dashboard in audacity audio editor and give a brief explanation of what they do and how they work.

Preview 08:28

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a simple mono recording track using the free Audacity audio editor software

Audacity audio recording - How to make your first successful audio recording
04:24

In this tutorial video I will teach you how to inport an audio file into Audacity from iether your hard drive or another external source.

How to import audio into Audacity
01:09

In this tutorial you will learn how to remove ambient noise from your recorded audio.

Removing noise from an audio track - filtering out that pesky hiss
03:49

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the normalize tool to even out your audio levels and give them a good volume.

Normalizing audio in audacity - setting an even, full volume
02:42

This lecture will teach you the basics of using the graphic equalizer editing tool in Audacity.

Using equalizing in Audacity - Making your audio cleaner, crisper and clearer
04:15

This lecture will teach you the basic use of the envelope tool inside Audacity

How to use the envelope tool in Audacity - Introduction to fading
03:33

In this lecture you will learn what the fundamental difference is between a digital recording and an analogue recording.

The difference between digital and analogue recording
06:14

In this lecture you will learn the basic cutting and pasting commands inside the Audacity editor

Using the cut and paste editor in Audacity
04:02

In this lecture you will learn how to generate some of the sound effects in the Audacity library

Audacity audio effects - Adding sound effects to your audio tracks
07:55

This lecture will familiarize you with the individual track controls inside the Audacity audio editor

Getting to know the track controls in Audacity
05:47

Learn how to save and export your edited audio file from within Audacity audio editor.

How to save and export an audio file in Audacity
03:16

In this lecture you will learn how to set up your own custom keyboard shortcuts for the most convenient audacity experience.

Setting up your own custom keyboard short cuts
04:07

In this BONUS training I show you how to extract a bad audio recording from within a camtasia video recording, import it into audacity, clean it up and then re insert it back into camtasia video editor to give you a final product that is clear, crisp and fresh.

Bonus - How to extract a "dirty" audio from a video, clean it up and replace it.
12:33

Easily make recordings that have either background music or sound effects that were pre-recorded

How to add background music to a recording
07:39
About the Instructor
Dene Collett
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